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Ropa Vieja

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Caribbean, Greek, Cuban, Puerto Rican
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1025 Ashford Ave | Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787 725 2665
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6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 112
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  • 42
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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not cheap but great food

Tripadvisor incorrectly shows hours. Open all day and evenings. About 15 min walk from Caribe Hilton and about 1 min walk from Condado Plaza Hilton. Portions are not cheap but huge. Avg main course is around $20 but three adults can be full from two plates. Especially the risottos are huge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
epekarik
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Tripadvisor incorrectly shows hours. Open all day and evenings. About 15 min walk from Caribe Hilton and about 1 min walk from Condado Plaza Hilton. Portions are not cheap but huge. Avg main course is around $20 but three adults can be full from two plates. Especially the risottos are huge bowls. Quality of food is great and staff is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Great service.. Food was absolutely delicious!!! Price was reasonable! We will definitely stop there again on our next trip to Puerto Rico!

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Nagaizumi-cho, Japan
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Great local ambiance, and food to match. Great restaurant for a visit and relaxing meal. Can go for Cuban / Puerto Rican fare, or get a salad.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Have eaten here on several occasions and never been disappointed. Sometimes the service is a little slow due to the crowd waiting to get in. But still worth the wait. Valet is a little strange. You pull up and hand the keys over and I hoped to get car back. After the first time its all good. People are always... More 

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baltimore
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This was my favorite meal. The place is not fancy and was the least expensive place we ate, but I ordered the ropa vieja, the plantains and salad and drank a bunch of mojotos. It was REALLY good and fun.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

What makes it extra expensive is the tax. $110 for 2 appetizers, 2 main meals and 4 drinks. But the food was delicious. I don't eat seafood, never been a fan of fish, but I had their Bacalao with their sweet sauce, yum! I will eat that fried fish all day long. Sometimes they're understaffed, but I work in the... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

ate here for lunch. Quiet - about 30% full. Attentive service. Food was tasty and nicely presented. The steak and chorizo were both delicious. Fish was fresh and cooked perfectly. Calm atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a beautiful place, the owner is very friendly, the food is excellent, a mixture of local Caribean food, I particularly liked the meat Churisco which is the cow's belly steak, Veal Casserole and the beef fillet. I came once, enjoyed it and return twice more! The main course has also side dishes of beans and plantain, the red... More 

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Tonawanda, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

So on the ride over to our hotel, our cabbie, Evelyn gave us a talking tour of San Juan. We asked about local places to go and see and this was the place that she recommended for local authentic cuisine here in San Juan. The five of us arrived via a cab and we were seated immediately. Service was great.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My husband and I dine there since 2011. The food and the service are usually fine, but Monday night around 7:30pm after they sat us the table ( our preferred table) by the large wall, An older man with the goatee (a waiter ) came over with a reserved sign ( he tried to sneak in it on the table)and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1025 Ashford Ave | Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787 725 2665

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Greek, Cuban, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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